1. How do I get a hold of you?
Questions, comments, complaints, whatever you’ve got, lay it on me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m here for you.
2. Why did you start blogging?
I am a blog reader converted to writer. It is the result of a running blog addiction gone mad. I debated for a while starting my own but didn’t know where to begin. I sought advice from a blogger I had been following, and she gave me the confidence to step out there. I run, ride horses, write, and have passions to share. Thanks for stopping by.
3. So, Am I there yet? Whats with that?
Conveniently, Am I There Yet happened to be my horse’s registered name. It also effectively describes how I feel on a long run or on the road for a business trip which are things I am faced with every day, seemed fitting to me.
4. You said you are new to running?
Yes, I am. Very. I only just ran my first 5k ever in April of 2010. Since then I have run plenty of 5k’s, 5 milers, a 10k, 11 half marathons and 2 fulls. I am slow but persistant and I wasn’t sure how into running I would be when I started. But road racing was such a thrill for me. It is the only sport I will ever even think to compete in and do well. When not racing, I like that its an outlet to get away from everything and just be. I have to motivate myself to get going, but once I’m “in it,” I’m in it.
5. How did you start?
It all started with a weight loss plan. Then one day while running bases at a kickball game, I thought I might like running and would give it a shot. Running for real is the not same and it was very hard for me. I became determined to do it and make it through a 5k. I trained hard and ran a 5k in April 2010. I felt more fit and happy than I ever had before. This fed my need for more and more running and I got really into racing.
6. Do you do any other exercise?
My cross training generally consists of horseback riding and the occasional bike ride. I also like to do yoga at least once a week. I need to do some more strength training and core work, but there are only so many hours in a day. A little at a time…
7. So you’ve lost some weight, do you diet? Any adivce?
I am currently working to reach a desire race weight after gaining back some weight since my initial loss. With the help of Weight Watchers I am working on simple diet and excercise, which has worked well for me so far. Due to a poor relationship with food, I have to be much more careful than most. And I hope I find readers here that can relate. Please remember I am not a doctor or dietician. I have absolutley no background of any kind in nutrition or health. Please do not take what I say as fact. I will simply write what I have found works for me and am more than happy to discuss it with you.
8. Ok, so, horses huh?
They are kind of my thing. Being that they have been such a large part of my life for so long and that my “all things training” type of life right now, I had to add horses in here somewhere. Grady isn’t a super expensive show horse but I love him anyway. He’s perfect for me. Horse showing has been a passion of mine and I am not ready to give it up.
9. How often do you ride?
I try and ride 5 times a week. My horse needs exercise just like I do. It is hard to get him ridden and get my runs in during the week, but its all part of the fun. I get up, go to work, go riding, then go running.
10. Are you trying to reach people through your blog for a specific reason?
I am interested in meeting like-minded people to share ideas and stories with. I think this will be a good way to document my running and keep myself on track. Everything I write in this blog is me. A means to share my stories and experiences. I invite everyone to comment and question and share their stories as well. You do not have to agree with everything I say, I invite your opinions. I think I’m funny, my mom does too. That doesn’t mean you have to. I can be sarcastic and dry, sometimes toeing the line of cynisism, and some people don’t read that way, and thats ok. I hope any readers that I do gain out of this (Hi Mom!) enjoy what I have to say and experiences I encounter. I will keep them as fun as possible! Thanks for reading!